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Bill Bailey is a funny man. And he does his homework. He knows exactly how to play an audience and involve them in his humour. He knows exactly where Lara Bingle sits in the Australian zeitgeist. His comedy bristles with … Continue reading
I’ll always barrack for excellence in writing and this is the writer’s night of nights. At Dalton House there were awards a-plenty and John Doyle kept the night just ahead of schedule, peppering the tempo with his own flavour of … Continue reading
In early August I was lucky enough to be part of a mystery tour of Cockatoo Island with a celebrity guide thanks to Gaston Nyugen from the Art Gallery of NSW. Too many instalations left me speachless but I’ll try … Continue reading
Korngold’s opera directed by Bruce Beresford was a must see. Visually innovative use of projections played wonderfully with the ideas of dreaming and obsession. Staging and lighting were evocative with some strong diagonals and glancing light. Vocal performances were thrilling. … Continue reading
Got to the Fred Williams “Infinite Horizons” retrospective at the Australian National Gallery last year. Seeing so many of his works assembled in one place was truly breathtaking, multiplying the experience of mere reproductions one hundred fold. Genius.
I saw the wonderful Sydney Theatre Company production of Pinter’s play just recently – Gaden and Carroll attacked the text with ebullience and a half gallon of whisky. Alcohol makes memory a stranger. And we must with Pinter’s play, as … Continue reading
The directors’ audience with the delightful, animated Francis Veber as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival in August was a triumph for all of us lucky enough to attend. He took us through practical considerations; a strong premise, pace, … Continue reading
Passed this the other day in Surry Hills and couldn’t help taking a pic. Love the architecture. And the colours are mad. Soon to be a restaurant with a bar underneath, it could be good.